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[Amazon Canada] iLife V5S Robot Vacuum

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[Amazon Canada] iLife V5S Robot Vacuum

I'd say this is hot -- I received an email that this vacuum is going on sale tomorrow but only for a day -- listed today at $299.99 and there's a $50.00 coupon on the site, and it will be 25% off, so final price will be $174.99 (SORRY apparently the math is a bit off -- should be $187.49 is the $50 minus the discount), and it's listed with free shipping. (!)

The features of V5s Pro are:

Mopping and Vacuuming
Doesn't clog with pet hair (because it doesn't use main rollers, just very high suction and double side brushes)
23 CFM suction (the highest record suction from vacuum wars youtube videos is 24 CFM so it's almost a record)
thinner than deebot, for example, so it doesn't jam under furniture

So this is a good one for hardwood floors/just a few tight pile carpets or if you have a pet.

Full disclosure -- I'm totally in the tank for iLife since my WELL out of warranty V7S vacuum broke and they sent me parts for at no charge and didn't even charge me shipping. So I'm a permanent fan.

Here's a video review for anyone who is interested which shows the suction:

Last edited by bigdavediode on Aug 22nd, 2019 12:37 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Aug 22, 2007
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I have the a4s and it works well enough for me to buy this one for the main floor. Purchased mine In November for the same price. Will keep an eye out tomorrow. Thanks OP
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Dec 28, 2012
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I will be buying this and comparing to the Roomba 625 i bought clearance at CT last week. (Which iam very happy with)

The better device will stay! Thanks OP
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That's hoping that the $50 coupon will stay till tomorrow
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Dealhunter00 wrote:
Aug 21st, 2019 1:34 pm
How do these compare to the roombas?
If you spend a minute or 2 going to read the reviews, there are many reviews that were written by owners of both; and they wrote what they felt.
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kimwoobingsu wrote:
Aug 21st, 2019 1:19 pm
That's hoping that the $50 coupon will stay till tomorrow
no way will they keep the $50 coupon, they arent stupid.
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how effective are these compared to the ones with mapping feature? can anyone recommend one with mapping features?
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Definitely need this for my new house, but I doubt that $50 will remain tomorrow.
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I bought this back in 2017, but it's just sitting in the closet now.

There's no mapping, so I have to block off the entryway mat, an area of small potted plants, and the shoe room before turning it on and letting it bump around. It would also frequently get stuck on the curved bar stool base.

Didn't find it useful enough to replace actual vacuuming.
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I've been emailed that they will.

So, yes, as I understand it both discounts will be there.
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rugerty100 wrote:
Aug 21st, 2019 1:58 pm
I bought this back in 2017, but it's just sitting in the closet now.

There's no mapping, so I have to block off the entryway mat, an area of small potted plants, and the shoe room before turning it on and letting it bump around. It would also frequently get stuck on the curved bar stool base.

Didn't find it useful enough to replace actual vacuuming.
This was my experience as well. I appreciate the OP sharing the deal but ours fell down the stairs once (survived) and frequently went over the same areas while ignoring others. It consistently got caught on transition pieces and other stuff. We spent a bit more and got a Roomba, very happy. Keep in mind that they're not a true vacuum replacement, you'll still need to do that once a month to touch things up. We have pets and found it very helpful to keep the house clear of fur.
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After watching reviews im not sure a "suction only" device will suit my house well.

I have hardwood and 1 large area rug on first floor and all carpet on basement/second floor.

I carry my roomba 625 upstairs and down and it does a great job.

I dont ever see these devices as a complete replacement for a vaccum but it certainly buys you a few weeks in between vaccum jobs.
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I have this robot and it's good. I don't use it too much, and only just for my room but it does it's job well. Ive never had it fall over the stairs ever, it has a cliff sensor and trust me, I've tried to get this thing to fall off the stairs. It sucks up a ton of dirt and dust but I'm finding the bin a bit small. You will need to empty it after every vacuum session if you're using on a carpet. This is not an advanced roomba, doesn't have mapping software or infrared, or cameras etc, and the algorithm it uses is pretty basic relatively speaking. BUT!! This robot is perfect for the price and you really don't need much better.

I'd call it the Honda Civic or the corolla of robot vacuums. Great value and in the end it still cleans up just as well even if it's not as performant as the Benz/Tesla/BMW.
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I got the A4S last year. Absolute game changer. Keeps the apartment clean and what's more, it motivates me to keep stuff off the floor, clean up my cables, etc so I can run it every other day. Run the vacuum, laundry machine, and dish washer at the same time. Then go to bed for a nap. Best house cleaning ever.

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